U.S. Navy (31 - 40 of 53 items)
Contractors' Use of Foreign Labor on Federal Contracts
PLRD-82-23: Published: Dec 16, 1981. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 1981.
GAO responded to concerns about the Navy's use of small business contractors who allegedly employ foreign labor in the performance of Government contracts outside the United States.After reviewing pertinent laws, GAO concluded that none of the Navy procurements mentioned in constituent complaints violated these statutes. The Walsh-Healey Act is limited to supply contracts and would not prevent a c...
The British Sting Ray Torpedo: Information Should Be Obtained To Determine Potential Benefits to U.S. Antisubmarine Warfare Programs
MASAD-81-43: Published: Sep 14, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1981.
GAO examined the issues surrounding the Navy's consideration of the British Sting Ray Torpedo as a possible alternative to the Advanced Lightweight Torpedo (ALWT). GAO also addressed the application of Sting Ray or its technology to ALWT, the MK-46 Mod 5 (NEARTIP) lightweight torpedo, and the antisubmarine warfare/standoff weapon (ASW/SOW) programs.During discussions with both British and U.S. off...
Initial Skill Training for Navy Enlisted Personnel
FPCD-81-56: Published: Jun 29, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1981.
GAO recently completed a survey of the Navy's initial skill training for enlisted personnel. The survey addressed how the Navy determines which job tasks a sailor should know, how it insures that the tasks are taught, and whether fleet supervisors are satisfied with recent graduates of initial skill training.The Navy is taking action to improve its initial skill training by developing new training...
Relocation of AIR-630 From California to Washington, D.C.
PLRD-81-15: Published: Apr 2, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 1981.
GAO was requested to inquire into the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) decision to relocate its Target and Range Systems Division (AIR-630) from Camarillo, California, to NAVAIR headquarters in Washington, D.C. In October 1980, NAVAIR stated that it had thoroughly reviewed the AIR-630 mission and operation and had determined that the move would reduce operational costs. The NAVAIR review showed...
Navy's Service Life Extension Program
108624: Feb 16, 1979
GAO analyzed the Department of the Navy's cost study on the proposed service life extension work, and the relative advantages in awarding it either to the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard or Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, a private yard. The Navy is embarking on a service life extension program for four of its older carriers, with potential follow-on ships beyond the four. The initial...
Navy's Service Life Extension Program (SLEP)
108611: Feb 9, 1979
The Navy's case study on the proposed service life extension work, and the relative advantages in awarding it to either a Naval shipyard or a private shipyard were analyzed. The Navy considered splitting the work, but felt the advantages in learning curve and work force management clearly pointed to doing all four carriers at one yard over a specified period of time. The Navy's original cost study...
Review of Pricing of Navy Contract
PSAD-78-82: Published: Feb 21, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1978.
A review was conducted of the pricing of a Navy contract awarded to Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction Co. for two submarine tenders and related items. The contract was a cost-plus-incentive-fee contract with a target price of over $252 million. The pricing provisions of the contract did not fully protect the interests of the government because they did not encourage the contractor to control...
Transfer of Toolmaking, Toolcutting, and Grinding Functions at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
LCD-77-435: Published: Jul 11, 1977. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1977.
A review was conducted of the transfer of certain machine functions at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in response to charges that the transfer increased costs, necessitated outside procurement, and resulted in an organizational structure contrary to a Navy instruction. The organizational control of these functions was transferred from the Central Tool Room (Shop 06) to the Inside Machine Shop (Shop...
Review of the Navy's Selection of the F-18
094636: Oct 21, 1975
No summary is currently available...